Go-kart demonstration highlights distracted driving dangers

August 11, 2017 08:08 PM

COLONIE - Alcohol, drugs and distractions like cell phones kill drivers every day across America.

Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple kicked off a program on Friday, aimed at making the streets safer.

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The program is called, "Safe Driving Force." The sheriff used a go-kart programmed to simulate normal driving and impaired or distracted driving, which he says is one of the biggest threats on the road.

"One fatality is too many. One accident is too many and almost every single accident is preventable. We know we can do better," declared Sheriff Apple.

Data from the National Safety Council shows that last year was one of the deadliest years on record for American drivers, with as many as 40,000 people killed in car accidents.


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